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  • This case explores the development of money supply channels in China’s economy, focusing on how they have made an impact on the financial system.
    Keywords:
    foreign exchange, monetary policy, finance
    Case advisor: Li Wei

    30 years of reform and opening have seen several shifts in China’s money supply channels, from open refinancing, to foreign exchange, and now to the newly created PSL, SLO and other monetary policy tools. This case explores the development of money supply channels in China’s economy, focusing on how they have made an impact on the financial system.

  • Payment “Pals” have exerted significant pressure on the Chinese finance sector since Yu’ebao’s rapid emergence in 2013.
    Keywords:
    finance, investment
    Case advisor: Li Wei

    Payment “Pals” have exerted significant pressure on the Chinese finance sector since Yu’ebao’s rapid emergence in 2013. Internet finance has not only improved financial returns for small investors, but has had a much bigger effect on financial management nationwide, by breaking down the high walls of Chinese financial repression. The government has profited from collecting long term inflation tax for its own financing use. The Payment “Pals” by providing a safe channel to access financial assets via the interbank market, have offered investors high interest, which has broken the pattern of government financial repression.

  • How to put in the best bid possible for a project.
    Keywords:
    microeconomics, bidding strategies, metal parts, costs, profit
    Case advisor: Brian Viard

    Based on data from a company owned by a CKGSB alumna, the Specialized Products case challenges students to use microeconomic principles to prepare bidding strategies for projects in the competitive metal parts industry in a variety of scenarios.

  • How China reemerged to become the world's second largest economy.
    Keywords:
    planned economy, market reforms, China
    Case advisor: Li Wei

    Commentators tend to forget that China had the world's largest economy for centuries before the Industrial Revolution. After falling behind by way of continual political turmoil, China has now reemerged to become a booming economic power.

  • Putting the brakes on real estate in the context of global financial crisis.
    Keywords:
    real estate, regulations, China, local government, land
    Case advisor: Li Wei

    In the face of daunting real estate bubble, the Chinese government has repeatedly introduced regulations to engineer a soft landing. Prices, however, have continued to defy gravity. This case focuses on the institutional structure of the real estate market, providing insight into investors' viewpoints, and the options policy makers have grappled with.

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